As a scholar a soldier and a Junior studying Global Politics and Conflict this symposium on the employment and engagement of drones in our society is of paramount interest to me personally and professionally.

This multifaceted topic allows me to bring to the fore my ample study of drones and their employment in a security and surveillance context. Drones in their employment interact with vast swathes of not only the American people but many nations and peoples across the planet, this symposium allows us to bring national and international voices to the Pacific Lutheran Campus. The cross-section of Political-Science, Global Studies, Communication, and Military Science will allow for a deeper and clearer discussion of how drones interact with us. 

As a soldier, leader and scholar studying Global Politics and Conflict I have first-hand experience with this topic, taking this opportunity to explore drones through a complex lens this symposium will provide for Pacific Lutheran University a chance to explore the strong connection between its Military, Civil and Academic spheres. Life Under Drones will be bringing together interdisciplinary teams from varied backgrounds to examine how drones shape our world.

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Breakfast for a scholar, artist, or industry leader

We are inviting participants from all over the country to take part in the symposium. A gift of $10 will ensure one of our symposium presenters are well-fed, bright-eyed, and ready to partake in important conversations about drone technology.

Lunch for two scholars, artists, or industry leaders

We want our symposium participants to be nourished and supported as they share their work with the PLU community and beyond. $25 will go toward providing lunch in The Commons for our presenters.

Help transport symposium presenters to/from their hotel

With so many guests flying in from out of town, your $50 gift will ensure smooth transit between the hotel and the PLU campus.

Art Installation Equipment

We have a number of digital and traditional artists who will be installing their work in PLU's University Gallery. A $75 gift will help ensure our visiting artists can hang art, secure digital equipment, route power, create beautiful signage, and support the technological needs of the artworks.

One night of lodging for a visiting scholar, artist, or industry leader

We are expecting guests from across the country; $150 will help us cover the lodging costs for symposium presenters.

Fly in a scholar, artist, or industry leader

We will be covering the transportation costs of all symposium presenters; a $500 gift will pay for a guest's air travel costs.

Sponsor an out-of-town symposium presenter

$1,000 will cover airfare and a 2-night stay in a hotel for one prominent leader in the academic, technological, commercial, artistic, media, policy, and military industries. Help make this conversation as well-represented as possible.

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